price support

noun

Definition of price support 

: artificial maintenance of prices (as of a raw material) at some predetermined level usually through government action

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In 2012 Congress put limits on CCC purchases of surplus commodities and on price supports after the Obama Administration used it for a costly 2009 disaster program without Congressional approval. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Dust Bowl Economics," 11 July 2018 The analysis showed a pattern of bitcoin price support, Griffin said. Matt Robinson And Matthew Leising, latimes.com, "Bitcoin's price has been manipulated with another cryptocurrency: tether, professor says," 13 June 2018 Like all oil producers, Statoil is reaping the benefits of a rally in crude prices supported by production cuts from OPEC and its partners and geopolitical tensions. Mikael Holter, Houston Chronicle, "Statoil shows better days within Big Oil's grasp," 25 Apr. 2018 With the demise of price supports in the 1990s, the U.S. mohair industry fell apart. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "Hill Country sheep and goat ranchers find a hot market," 9 Feb. 2018 With a broad range of authorities, the CCC could assist farmers today in a number of ways, including using a price support tactic similar to the one employed during the Depression. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Trump's Potential Answer to Farmers' Trade War Woes? This Depression-Era Aid Program," 12 Apr. 2018 The loans, at 10 cents per pound, were above the average market price, and served as a form of price support to farmers. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Trump's Potential Answer to Farmers' Trade War Woes? This Depression-Era Aid Program," 12 Apr. 2018 But price supports to help U.S. farmers could also draw protests from other countries, turning the U.S.-China melee into a global affair. Paul Page, WSJ, "Escalating U.S.-China Trade Threats, Hurricane Harvey’s New Shipping Legacy, Shifting Auto Supply Chains," 6 Apr. 2018 Yet going beyond the initial targets, and keeping prices supported, also serves a number of internal purposes for the kingdom. Bloomberg.com, "Saudi Arabia Is Taking a Harder Line on Oil Prices," 19 Feb. 2018

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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